Owly Bookmark


A cute little bookmark

This wise little owl will watch over your page in your favourite books and keep it safe until you return. A very simple and quick to knit bookmark that will make you smile whenever you pick up your book to read or to give as a gift.

Instructions for the owl are in written form and charted.


One size measuring 33 cm (13″) by 3.5 cm (1.4″).

Length can be adjusted to fit any book.


Chunky weight yarn

Shown in Wendy Fusion (88m per 50g ball; 50% wool, 50% acrylic), colourway maze

10m (11 yards)

Needles & Notions:

3.0mm (US 2.5) knitting needles

Two 7mm (0.25 inch) buttons for eyes

Sewing needle

Sewing thread to attach eyes

Crochet hook or yarn needle (to attach tassels)


24 stitches and 33 rows per 10cm x 10cm measured over stocking stitch

Skills required:

Knit and purl stitches

Increase stitches

Simple cables

Pattern information:

Originally published May 2011, updated January 2015.

Current version: Owly_Bookmark_v3.0.pdf

PDF file size: 651kb

 Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Sarah Alderson


This is an instant PDF pattern download, not a finished item. The file will open when you click on the download link above.